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JEM Business Consulting Ltd - School Business Manage/Virtual SBM/Virtual Finance Department

School Business Manager Service

Would your school benefit from the expertise of a School Business Manager? 


Are you a small school that can't justify the expense of this on a permanent full or part time basis? 


Access a qualified and experienced School Business Manager, we will tailor a bespoke package to fit your school either on a long, short or even an ad hoc basis.  Allowing you to access experienced staff, as you pay for the hours that you require this provides you with an economical solution, without the usual linked employment on costs.

Our School Business Manager Support service incorporates all of the aspects of the professional standards as set out by the ISBL (formerly NASBM) including:


  • Finance

  • Human Resources

  • Infrastructure

  • Marketing

  • Procurement

  • Values and Ethics

On a practical day to day basis this means that we can help you with:

  • Budget Management/Budget review

  • Business Support - School Business Manager

  • Finance Processing and Management - Finance Administrator

  • Health and Safety 

  • Human Resources

  • Infrastructure

  • Mentoring/Training

  • Month End/Year End returns

  • Personnel File Audit

  • Policies

  • Premises Management

  • Review Processes and Procedures

  • SCR Audit

  • Training and Mentoring 

  • Website Audit ​

If you live in the Cambridgeshire area we can provide a hybrid of on site and virtual.  If you live beyond Cambridgeshire we can provide you with our Virtual SBM service, giving you all the benefits of accessing an experienced School Business Manager at a fraction of the cost of employing one.

These are tough times for the leadership in education, let us take some of the hassle out of managing your school business and budget.

We have worked with all the major finance packages, including:

  • Bromcom

  • FMS

  • PS Financials/Iris 

  • Sage



School Business Manager/Finance/Administrator Mentoring


Mentoring and support available for your staff, we understand how difficult it can be to support new staff in the busy surroundings of a school and our service is designed to support them.  We can provide a training and mentoring service tailored to your staff’s requirements and ensure compliance with local authority expectations. 


Senior Management/Governing Body/Trustee Support

Do you need independent support for your headteacher performance review?  Guidance and support for preparing for Ofsted or 'Inadequate' or 'Requires Improvement' we have experience in working alongside schools that have been working with Ofsted and the Local Authority to improve on their Ofsted rating., contact us now to see how we can help you.​​


Covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire,  Peterborough, Suffolk and parts of Norfolk.

Systems experienced in
  • Arbor

  • Bromcom

  • E1/RM

  • FMS

  • Orovia/BPS

  • PS Financial

  • Pupil Asset

  • Sage

  • SBS

  • Scholarpack

  • Schoolcomms

  • Sims

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